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    Music, Reviewed Various Artists

    Various Artists

    The 1972 double LP Nuggets, as many a rock 'n' roll aficionado can tell you, was a treasure trove of overlooked 1960s American garage-punk, psychedelia, and fuzz-pop rounded up by rock critic and musician Lenny Kaye. Rhino expanded Nuggets into…
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    Music, Reviewed Various Artists

    Various Artists

    Back in 1972, Lenny Kaye put together the two-LP Nuggets compilation, a collection of artists from the mid-'60s who tried to match the Beatles and the Stones, and failed brilliantly. With Tiny Idols, Brooklyn's Mark Griffey attempts something similar, excavating…
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    Music, Reviewed Th' Losin Streaks

    Th' Losin Streaks

    As easy as the three-chord proto-punk tunes found on Lenny Kaye's classic Nuggets compilation might be to play, too many garage revivalists confuse raw primitivism with outright sloppiness. Not so with the Sacramento-based thugs who make up Th' Losin Streaks,…
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    Music, Various Artists

    Various Artists

    The granddaddy of all rock reissues, the Nuggets series dates back to 1972, when Patti Smith's future guitarist Lenny Kaye assembled a two-LP collection of his favorite American garage rock songs. The collection housed a wicked bunch of snotty, snarly…
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    When Lou Reed's friends started dying, of course we heard about it. If he grew up in public, he may as well grow old there, too. He called his pretentious, jerky lamentation Magic and Loss. At some point, after wading…
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    Sub Pop recording artists 'clipping.' brought their brand of noise-driven experimental hip hop to the closing night of 2016's San Francisco Electronic Music Fest this past Sunday. The packed Brava Theater hosted an initially seated crowd that ended the night jumping and dancing against the front of the stage. The trio performed a set focused on their recently released Sci-Fi Horror concept album, 'Splendor & Misery', then delved into their dancier and more aggressive back catalogue, and recent single 'Wriggle'. Opening performances included local experimental electronic duo 'Tujurikkuja' and computer music artist 'Madalyn Merkey.'"

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